Deeside youngsters Eilidh Campbell and Matthew Gooch are aiming for more success after winning British titles in the national long distance orienteering championships at Newby Bridge in the Lake District.
Eilidh, from Banchory, won the W16 age group category over the testing High Dam course while Aboyne’s Matthew claimed the M16 crown.
These achievements are the latest in a long line of successes for the Mar Orienteering Club members this year.
Eilidh has already won the Northern and Midlands Championships south of the border, the British and Scottish Night Orienteering Championships along with the Scottish Sprint Orienteering Title. She has now been selected to represent Team GB in the European Youth Championships in Slovakia at the end of June.
Matthew was part of the Scottish squad which competed in the ISF World Schools Orienteering Championships in Palermo where he produced a blistering performance to take gold in the middle distance event.
He finished two mins ahead of his nearest challenger while Torphins competitor Grant McMurtie placed third to help Aboyne Academy to fourth in the team event.
Eilidh and Matthew have also been chosen to attend the GB Summer Talent Camp in Aviemore along with Banchory’s Alistair Chapman.
They are following in the footsteps of GB orienteering athletes Jenny Ricketts and Alex Chepelin, who both attended Banchory Academy.
Jenny and Alex will be travelling to Tampere, Finland, in July to represent GB in the Junior World Orienteering Championships.
North-east competitors will also be in action later this month when the Scottish Championships are held at North Berwick.
Other major fixtures in the pipeline include the World Orienteering Day on May 24 and the prestigious biennial Scottish six-Day Orienteering Festival on Deeside at the end of July.